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Thanks London

The final leg of the National tour landed at Central Hall in Westminster on 16th June 2014 with a large audience and full panel hosted by Jon Snow. Despite every effort to draw in voices for both side of the debate, pro frackers stayed away and there was a lively discussion throughout and...
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150 celebrities and academics call for fracking debate

150 celebrities, academics, notable figures and other reputable organisations have publicly called for immediate suspension of fracking in the UK until an independent public debate takes place.   This is just a small proportion of the millions in Britain who have serious concerns about...
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Thanks Swansea

The event in the Swansea Guildhall has to go down a big success. We always want more people in attendance, but what was heartening was not just a respectable turn out, but a lot of new faces, rather than just the now familiar fractivist community, and people that had made the effort to come...
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Hack the Frack

Thanks to all who attended ‘Hack the Frack’ open space and hack day in London on Monday, July 7th at Central Saint Martin's. A group of top-notch creative thinkers and doers including coders, developers, activists, artists, designers and writers, gathered to imagine and create a new set of...
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Fracking destruction

Bianca Jagger makes a frank and urgent video appeal for sanity in the face of UK fracking disaster and warns us all that fracking will destroy our way of life, our water, air and countryside. She accuses David Cameron of deregulating protective controls we have in place that would otherwise...
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Maria Montinaro – Panellist

The first duty of any government is to protect its people. Our governments are instead putting the interests of multi-national corporate organisations ahead of citizens. Proper cost-benefit analyses including the determination and analysis of risks should be mandatory. One major risk not being...
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Thomas Barlow – Panellist

When I joined NO Dash For Gas in 2013, the group that later helped organise Reclaim the Power, I hadn’t heard of fracking at all. Coming from Manchester, I was well aware of rising fuel bills, of climate change and of a group of six companies that have a monopoly over our energy. I was only...
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Power Paradox

  One of the paradoxes of power is this – because very powerful people frequently get away with ignoring their critics, they often do. It follows from this that, in important respects, they can be ignor-ant people. With something like fracking they pick up the benefits of the process for...
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Tina Louise – Panellist

The dark atmospheric Arches of Glasgow, where we began the Talk Fracking tour of five UK cities, was a beautiful start. Next was Nottingham at the old Museum, in a stunning room flooded with brilliant sunlight; then onto the oddly oppressive function space in a hotel in Manchester and here now in...
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Fracking Myths Busted

Researchers and campaigners bust five of the most common myths used to promote fracking. After the stunning live forums and some excellent street interviews, the media team have prepared a collection of videos on Youtube for you to review and share on your preferred social networks.. An...